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There is poetry even in prose, in all the great prose which is not merely utilitarian or didactic: there exist poets who write in prose or at least in more or less apparent prose; millions of poets write verses which have no connection with poetry.
There is also poetry written to be shouted in a square in front of an enthusiastic crowd. This occurs especially in countries where authoritarian regimes are in power.
The poet does not know - often he will never know - whom he really writes for.
Strangely, Dante's Divine Comedy did not produce a prose of that creative height or it did so after centuries.
Slowly poetry becomes visual because it paints images, but it is also musical: it unites two arts into one.
Poetry is the art which is technically within the grasp of everyone: a piece of paper and a pencil and one is ready.
Narrative art, the novel, from Murasaki to Proust, has produced great works of poetry.
Mass communication, radio, and especially television, have attempted, not without success, to annihilate every possibility of solitude and reflection.
Many of today's verses are prose and bad prose.
Man cannot produce a single work without the assistance of the slow, assiduous, corrosive worm of thought.
It has often been observed that the repercussion of poetic language on prose language can be considered a decisive cut of a whip.
In reality art is always for everyone and for no one.
I have been judged to be a pessimist but what abyss of ignorance and low egoism is not hidden in one who thinks that Man is the god of himself and that his future can only be triumphant?
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